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Arafat agrees with journalists’ demand to make social media accountable

Arafat agrees with journalists’ demand to make social media accountable

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State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Mohammad Ali Arafat has agreed with a demand placed by journalists to bring social media under a policy and accountability and said he will take steps in this regard after talking with journalists and other stakeholders. “As journalists underscored the need to bring all social media, including YouTube and Facebook, under a policy and accountability, I, as the state minister for Information and Broadcasting, just agreed with the demand and will try to fulfill it after consulting with journalists and other stakeholders,” he said. The state minister said this at a meeting with Broadcast Journalist Centre (BJC) leaders at his ministry’s conference room in Bangladesh Secretariat. Along with the demand above, in the meeting, the BJC leader...
TESOL BD organises 2nd International Conference

TESOL BD organises 2nd International Conference

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The TESOL Society of Bangladesh organised its 2nd International Conference with support from the British Council, U.S. Embassy, Dhaka, and the International Mother Language Institute (IMLI). The two-day conference, titled ‘TESOL in Transition: 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) and Beyond’ was held at the International Mother Language Institute, Segun Bagicha, Dhaka-1000 from 09-10 February. Attending the program as honoured guests were Professor Hakim Arif, Director General, International Mother Language Institute (IMLI); Tom Miscioscia, Director Bangladesh, British Council, Stephen Ibelli, Public Affairs Counselor, U.S. Embassy Dhaka. Three world-renowned experts; Dr. Richard Smith, Professor of Applied Linguistics and ELT, University of Warwick, UK, Dr. Stephen Krashen, Emeritus Prof...
International collaboration is required  to conserve big cats for a sustainable future: Saber Hossain Chowdhury

International collaboration is required  to conserve big cats for a sustainable future: Saber Hossain Chowdhury

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Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury said International collaboration is required  to conserve big cats for a sustainable future. Our collaboration with Saudi Arabia and other nations in the conservation of big cats symbolizes our shared commitment to a sustainable future. It is a testament to our belief that together, through concerted effort and international cooperation, we can overcome the challenges that threaten our natural world. Our commitment to the environment extends beyond our national borders, recognizing that the health of our planet is interconnected. Environment Minister said this in his  inaugural speech in a programme organised by Catmosphere Foundation of Saudi Government  to celebrate International Day of the Arabian Leopard, in Mad...
Vitamin-Fortified Safe Edible Oil A Must for Public Health: Speakers at Journalists’ Workshop

Vitamin-Fortified Safe Edible Oil A Must for Public Health: Speakers at Journalists’ Workshop

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Ensuring the access to vitamin-fortified safe edible oil for all is a must to safeguard public health. According to the National Micronutrient Survey 2011-12, every one out of five pre-school aged children suffers from Vitamin 'A' deficiency while every two out of five children suffer from Vitamin 'D' deficiency. In order to deal with the precarious situation, the government has already formulated and implemented the Vitamin  'A' Fortification in Edible Oil Act. However, bulk edible oil marketed in drums is still working as a hindrance to ensuring the proper implementation of the law. Panelists have shared these views today at a two-day workshop for journalists titled "Safe Vitamin Fortified Edible Oil for All: Progress, Challenges, and Way Forward", held at the BMA Bhaban in Dhaka on 23-2...
The government has given utmost priority to the cyber security of the land service system

The government has given utmost priority to the cyber security of the land service system

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Land Minister Narayon Chandra Chanda stated that the government is placing the utmost priority to cyber security of land service system while concurrently simplifying land services. The minister said this while addressing a project briefing meeting of the Ministry of Land as the chief guest at the meeting room on the second floor of Bhumi Bhaban in the capital. Land Secretary Md Khalilur Rahman chaired the meeting. Among others, the Chairman of the Land Appeal Board AKM Shamimul Haque, Chairman of the Land Reform Board Md. Abdus Sabur Mondal, Director General of Land Record and Survey Department Anis Mahmud, Additional Secretary (Development) of the Ministry of Land Md. Ziauddin Ahmed, Project Directors of all the projects and other officials concerned of the ministry and projects were ...
Saber Hossain Chowdhury has promised to support strengthening the tobacco control law

Saber Hossain Chowdhury has promised to support strengthening the tobacco control law

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In a meeting with a delegation from the Dhaka Ahsania Mission, Minister of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, Saber Hossain Chowdhury, declared a commitment to addressing the environmental impact of cigarette waste. The minister asserted that a thorough analysis of the effects of cigarette waste on the environment would be conducted, and necessary measures would be implemented to mitigate its adverse effects. During the meeting at the Secretariat on January 23, 2024 morning, Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury also expressed his determination to actively contribute to the process of amending laws aimed at strengthening tobacco control measures in the country. Iqbal Masud, director of Dhaka Ahsania Mission Health & Wash Sector, conveyed floral wishes and greetings to the minister, ...
To facilitate farmers in gathering their produce and ensuring fair crop prices introducing The very first Procurement Hub

To facilitate farmers in gathering their produce and ensuring fair crop prices introducing The very first Procurement Hub

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iFarmer has inaugurated their first Procurement Hub to facilitate farmers by collecting their produce and ensuring fair crop prices. The inaugural event took place today in the Birganj area of Dinajpur district. During the post-harvest period in Bangladesh, farmers face various obstacles in selling their crops. Farmers are forced to sell their hard-earned crops at a nominal price to avoid the risk of the harvest getting rotten if the buyer refuses to purchase them later. Now, farmers can conveniently sell their crops to iFarmer's Procurement Hub without worrying about incurring losses. The hub has storage facilities of around 20,000 tons. It is located in the middle of the local markets where farmers can easily reach. The procurement hub will ensure farmers make more profit by elimin...
Strong Tobacco Control Act A Must to Protect Public Health: Speakers at a journalists’ workshop

Strong Tobacco Control Act A Must to Protect Public Health: Speakers at a journalists’ workshop

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When it comes to preventing tobacco-related deaths, there is no alternative to strengthening tobacco control laws. Speakers said this today (18 January 2024, Thursday) in a journalists' workshop titled "Strengthening Tobacco Control Law: Progress, Obstacles and Way Forward" held at the conference room of BMA Bhaban. The workshop, jointly organized by research and anti-tobacco advocacy organization PROGGA (Knowledge for Progress) and Anti-Tobacco Media Alliance (ATMA) with support from Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK), was conducted with the participation of 28 journalists working in print, television, and online media. It was informed at the workshop that the draft amendment of the tobacco control law is awaiting approval from the current Cabinet. Against this backdrop, tobacco com...
Jamuna Group will give CSR support to CRP patients

Jamuna Group will give CSR support to CRP patients

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Jamuna Group will extend its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) support to the mentally and physically disabled persons who suffered from disability due to accident and by birth. Beside this CSR support, in future, Jamuna Group will rehabilitate those disabled persons by providing them with required employment support in different sister concerns of Jamuna Group after completing their treatment in CRP. On Monday, in South Asia's largest shopping mall Jamuna Future Park, Jamuna Group and CRP signed a memorandum of understanding on the same. Jamuna Group's Group Director Sumaiya Rozalin Islam and CRP Executive Director Dr. Mohammad Shohrab Hossain signed the MOU in presence of Jamuna Group's Managing Director Md Shamim Islam. Other attendees were Jamuna Group's Director (HCM- Busine...
Hazrat Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah (R.) a Beacon of Inspiration for the Youth: Speakers

Hazrat Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah (R.) a Beacon of Inspiration for the Youth: Speakers

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To foster the ideals of Hazrat Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah (R.) and illuminate the path for the youth of Bangladesh in the light of our society and culture, it is imperative to present him as a guiding figure for the new generation. His generosity and humanitarian values should resonate among the youth, urging us all to work collectively to spread the light of education even among the underprivileged and marginalized. On Sunday, December 17, 2023, the Dhaka Ahsania Mission Youth Forum for Health and Well-being organized a seminar titled "Youth for Humanity" in observance of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Hazrat Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah (R.) at Dhaka University's R. C. Majumdar Hall. Speakers at the event emphasized the need to draw inspiration from Hazrat Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah's teachings ...